Meet Our Team
Our elite professional backgrounds and mix of interests guarantee NEATC’s mission stays intact.
We are driven by long proven clinical practices that are designed to treat the individual from every angle. Our clinical team is well suited to treat all aspects of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. A smaller team allows us to stay focused and follow our strict quality regime.
Joseph Vericker, Executive Director
Originally from Westchester NY, Joseph attained a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies from Springfield College. He has worked in the addiction field for over 7 years in many capacities. Joseph executes the best business practices and development/implementation of policies and protocol in substance use disorder treatment. Joseph oversees all aspects of our program with the utmost sincerity and professionalism. He has extensive experience in the operations of each level of the addiction care continuum. His passion and drive is only surpassed by his integrity and determination while operating the program of Northeast Addictions Treatment Center.
Robert McLachlan, Director of Admissions
Robert, a native to the South Shore in Massachusetts comes to Northeast Addictions Treatment Center with 8 years’ experience in the addiction recovery field, 6 of those directly in Admissions. Robert received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management along with a minor in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is the first-line of contact in quickly assessing a client’s needs and being highly responsive on all the details to get clients on their way to getting well. Robert’s compassion and big heart make him one of the most important assets at Northeast Addictions Treatment Center.
Amy Fitzpatrick, MD
Amy received her Doctorate of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Baystate Medical Center. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Ed Mendelowitz, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Completed his doctoral studies at the California School of Professional Psychology where he worked closely with the preeminent psychologist and author Rollo May. He is on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and the Humanistic Psychologies. He is the recent recipient of the Rollo May Award, bestowed by the American Psychological Association for “independent and outstanding pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology.”
Sean Murphy, Case Management
With a strong background in clinical case management, his work is centered around the development of individualized care for people in addiction recovery. Sean has lived experiences that informs his work and enables him to offer unique support to individuals facing grief, addiction, and family challenges.
Business Development Team
Daniel Tufo, Marketing Director
Originally from Quincy, MA, Daniel studied Political Science at UMASS Boston and has worked in administration at the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as well as sales and marketing at Oracle. Being in long term recovery himself, he has been a strong advocate in the addiction community and has developed strong relationships in the field at the state and national levels. Daniel has helped facilitate addiction treatment for countless addicts and alcoholics over the years. He has extensive knowledge in the intricacies of both health insurance and addiction treatment industries. His compassion and determination for helping others makes him a strong asset to the Northeast team.
Patrick Cronin, Director of Professional Relations
Patrick is a graduate from Suffolk University in 2001 with a BA in Business Management. He has worked in the field of substance abuse for the past 10 years. Patrick was presented with an opportunity in March of 2016 to help with Northeast Addictions Treatment Center in Quincy where he originally found sobriety. He feels like he owes his life to the Quincy community, so he joined forces with NEATC and became their Director of Professional Relations. Before NEATC, Patrick was the Program Coordinator for MOAR and was hand selected by Governor Charlie Baker to participate in the “State Without Stigma” billboard campaign. He was also nominated in 2014 for “Advocate of the Year” award by Young People in Recovery, a national organization.
Brendon Driscoll, Outreach Coordinator
With over 17 years in customer service, Brendon has an unwavering commitment to helping others. He understands addiction and the struggle for the families involved through his past professional experiences. Brendon specializes in applying his extensive knowledge helping the families, the clients, and the community receive companionate help that people with addictions deserve.